Balletto Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 45708


Forest-floor earthiness, dark, savory spice and a slight touch of bright red fruit combine with a silky palate that lingers over its poised, age-worthy structure. Then, there is the crisp acidity that keeps the wine lively and intertwines gracefully with the structure. So serious, yet balanced and approachable. This is the Balletto pinot style. The wine has such a fine balance and will improve during the next three to five years (or more) in bottle.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Balletto
Alcohol/vol 13.4%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastOne of the producer's larger-production offerings, this wine nonetheless speaks to meticulous attention in the vineyard and cellar, with velvety smoothness to the palate and savory elements of earthy mushroom. Nuanced, it ends in rose petals and black tea, with firm, crisp acidity throughout, all at an almost unheard-of price for the quality.

Virginie Boone, December 31, 2015
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir has a distinctive forest floor, earthy, stemmy character, a medium-ruby color, notes of pomegranate and cherry, nice spice, and a medium-bodied finish. Drink it over the next several years.

Robert Parker, March 2016

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